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Take the 1974 version.
on March 17, 2010
The 70's version is much better. In that one the criminals never seem out of control, and their calmness makes them more disturbing, particularly Robert Shaw. Travolta is tightly wound and regularly explodes which becomes annoying. Denzel Washington is good as Garber but not as good as Walter Mathau. The earlier version also has a better plot. Writers of the remake appear to have been paid by the curse word and were intent on extracting full value. This detracts from a decent movie.